Thirukural written by Thiruvalluvar consists of three books, the first book on Aram (the Way or Dharma), the second on Porul (Material or Artha) and the third on Inbam (Joy or Kama).

There are 37 chapters in the first book, the first four called Payiram or Prefactory Matter, the next twenty about Ill-Aram (the householder’s Dharma) and the next thirteen about Turavaram (the path of Renunciation). The second book on Porul contains seventy chapters, the first twenty dealing with Kings and their Duties, the succeeding thirty two chapters with the other matters concerning the State, and next thirteen, with Sundry Concerns. The third book on Inbam contains twenty five chapters, the first seven being on Pre Marital Love (Kalavu) and the next eighteen on Marital Love.

There are 133 chapters in all, each chapter contains ten distichs in the metre known as Kural and the work itself is now called by that name.

0819. கனவினும் இன்னாது மன்னோ

0819. Kanavinum Innaathu Manno

  • குறள் #
  • பால்
    பொருட்பால் (Porutpaal) - Wealth
  • இயல்
    நட்பியல் (Natpiyal) - Alliance
  • அதிகாரம்
    தீ நட்பு (Thee Natpu)
    Evil Friendship
  • குறள்
    கனவினும் இன்னாது மன்னோ வினைவேறு
    சொல்வேறு பட்டார் தொடர்பு.
  • விளக்கம்
    செயல்வேறு, சொல்வேறுபட்டவர்களுடைய நட்பு, கனவிலும் துன்பம் செய்வதாகும்.
  • Translation
    in English
    E'en in a dream the intercourse is bitterness
    With men whose deeds are other than their words profess.
  • Meaning
    The friendship of those whose actions do not agree with their words will distress (one) even in (one's) dreams.


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